Apply to Become a Working Group Lead!

Are you 13 to 24 and interested in making a difference in Toronto? Consider applying to lead one of the Toronto Youth Cabinet's Working Groups!

Volunteer Title: various - see below
Term: May 2017- April 2018
Hours per week: 3-4
Application Deadline: April 20th, 2017 (11:59pm)
Successful candidates will be contacted on April 21st, 2017 to schedule interview
Interviews: April 24-26th, 2017
The successful candidates will be contacted on April 27th or 28th, 2017.
Leadership Team Orientation taking place on Sunday, April 30th, 2017.

Be sure to check out our Executive positions too!

We are happy to announce that the Toronto Youth Cabinet is now accepting applications for amazing young people to become our Working Group Leads for the 2017-18 term! Be sure to read through the application before you begin. We recommend completing the application in another word processor and then copy/paste your answers into the form. Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email with the application you submitted. If you have any questions about the application process, please email us at

The deadline for applications is Thursday, April 20th at 11:59pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted. All applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 24 years of age. This is a volunteer position. Successful applicants are required to attend the Leadership Team Orientation on Sunday, April 30th. 

The Toronto Youth Cabinet encourages applications from indigenous youth, youth of colour, LGBTQ2SIA youth, and youth with experiences of migration.

For your reference, we have included a short description for each of the seven (7) Working Groups below to give an idea of the type of work done by each Working Group. If you have questions about these descriptions or the Toronto Youth Cabinet generally, please email us at

All Working Group Leads are expected to:
- Attend monthly Leadership Team meetings and monthly Cabinet meetings
- Communicate regularly via email and Slack
- Fulfill their roles as outlined in the Constitution and TYC policies:

  • Shall be responsible for developing and executing a one-year work plan for the Working Group
  • Shall be responsible for membership recruitment, engagement, and retention for the Working Group
  • Shall work with the Executive Committee to ensure effective collaboration and communication
  • Shall perform such tasks as to be in compliance with organizational policies & procedures, as well as directives from the Leadership Team
  • Shall miss no more than two (2) meetings without prior notice and reason

This commitment will take approximately 3 to 4 hours per week, depending on the role. Meetings typically take place during the evenings and weekends, most often in the TYC Office located at City Hall. TTC tokens are provided for all transportation related to TYC work.

Benefits of becoming a Working Group Lead:
- Gain leadership experience
- Personal development support
- Learn about City Hall & municipal governance
- Networking opportunities
- Access to TYC Office
- Meet local decision-makers

TYES Working Group
The TYES Working Group will advise City staff and support the implementation of the Toronto Youth Equity Strategy (TYES)- Gender-Based Violence. The Working Group will consist of a Lead and members with lived experience as part of the trans, two-spirited and gender-diverse communities.

Transit Working Group
The Transit Working Group aims to advocate for transit policies that meet the needs of youth and students in Toronto.

School Boards Working Group
The School Boards Working Group strives to connect the Toronto Youth Cabinet with the Toronto's school boards in order to develop initiatives to benefit students. In doing so, we endeavour to raise awareness on issues related to youth in education at municipal levels.

Community Safety Working Group
By developing initiatives concerning policing and violence prevention, the Community Safety Working Group strives to create a safer Toronto.

Equity & Employment Working Group
The Equity & Employment Working Group works to fight the city's rising rate of youth unemployment, improve access to jobs for marginalized youth, and work with staff to reduce barriers for young people as part of the Toronto Youth Equity Strategy.

Housing Working Group
Are you a young person interested in issues of housing? The Housing Working Group is dedicated to creating effective strategies to build equal opportunity for youth in securing housing.

Budget Working Group
The Budget Working Group aims to increase youth awareness, engagement, and excitement around the City’s Budget process and in the Participatory Budgeting Pilot.